Like most of his Hollywood cohorts, T.I. is having a difficult time processing the untimely death of Kobe Bryant.
The NBA legend was headed to his Mamba Sports Academy when his chopper crashed into a Calabasas mountainside, killing all nine passengers oboard - including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.
T.I.'s initial reaction to the tragedy came via an Instagram post which conveyed the same amount of shock felt throughout the world.
"Heartbreakingly painful to hear this. My family's hearts go out to Mrs. Bryant & their beautiful children. Life's too short man," he began.